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IOWA NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITING

Iowa National Guard - Basic Training

Basic Combat Training (BCT) is a training course that transforms civilians into Soldiers. Over the course of ten weeks, these recruits learn about the seven Core Army Values, how to work together as a team and what it takes to succeed as a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

The Army wants every Warrior to be physically and mentally tough. Basic Training is designed to help our Warriors meet the Army's rigid standards. The training you will receive is divided into three distinct phases.

THREE PHASES OF BASIC TRAINING

YOU WILL HAVE AN ADVANTAGE!

Before departing for Basic Combat Training, our Warriors drill one weekend per month with a special unit, which is part of the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). There are six of these units located throughout Iowa. Your weekend drill will be spent with other Warriors, like yourself, who are awaiting Basic Combat Training. Together, you will learn basic soldier-skills and take regular fitness tests designed to better prepare you for Basic Training. Our Warriors have a much better success rate at Basic Training, and we attribute that to the training they receive before they depart.

Because a large number of our Warriors are still attending high school, we offer additional flexibility. You won't have to choose between participation in extracurricular activities and service in the National Guard.

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